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11/16/2017
WHAT: Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Minority Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature will learn about several distinguished STEM-based programs and “learning ecosystems” that are gaining recognition and educating youth across Pennsylvania.
11/14/2017
WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Pittsburgh to gather testimony about the current jobs climate in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing, technology and energy sectors. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), the hearing will focus on the impact affordable energy has on the state’s economy and the good-paying, technologically advanced manufacturing jobs available today.
11/06/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to gather testimony from Berks County small business owners. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster), testifiers will focus on how state government can help small businesses succeed, and the challenges job creators face when dealing with state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes.
10/30/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers will accept testimony on the potential impact of a permanent drilling ban being proposed by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at a legislative hearing in Waymart.
10/24/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers will participate in a legislative hearing on job creation, led by House Majority Policy Committee chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin). The hearing will feature UPMC Enterprises, the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, that partners with startups and entrepreneurs with promising health care innovations. During the hearing, the committee will learn more about how UPMC has boosted the local and state economy, created jobs and invested in technologies that are shaping the future of health care.
09/26/2017
WHAT: State legislators will travel to Lehman to participate in a hearing on how to improve Pennsylvania’s economy by helping small businesses succeed, attracting new jobs, and educating a skilled workforce for the jobs for today and tomorrow. Led by House Majority Policy Committee chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), the hearing will feature representatives from higher education and the local economic development community.
09/18/2017
WHAT: State legislators from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to accept testimony from local job creators that have been impeded by Pennsylvania’s state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes. Led by Chair of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township), the hearing will also include testimony from members of the local economic development community who are helping small businesses get up and running, and are working to attract new jobs to the region.
06/01/2017
WILLIAMSPORT – Working to eradicate hunger in Pennsylvania was the focus of an informational hearing at the facilities of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (CPFB) in Williamsport, hosted by Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland (R-Lycoming) and led by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee.
05/30/2017
WHAT: Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) and House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) are hosting a hearing on welfare reform efforts in the Commonwealth, including qualification and access to programs, as well as tackling waste, fraud and abuse.
05/26/2017
WHAT: Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming), together with the chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), will host an informational hearing in Williamsport on the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s available services, community programs and partnerships, and economic impact.
05/17/2017
WHAT: House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) are hosting a hearing on welfare reform efforts in the Commonwealth, including qualification and access to programs, as well tackling waste, fraud and abuse.
04/04/2017
WHAT: Rep. Becky Corbin (R-East Brandywine), together with Chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), have invited state legislators from across Pennsylvania to Chester County to gather testimony from local experts on drug addiction and the state’s opioid epidemic.
03/24/2017
WHAT: Local representative and chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), together with co-hosts Reps. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) and Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin), have invited legislators from across the region to hear testimony from local experts about the state’s drug epidemic and how it is impacting Mifflin County and other parts of rural Pennsylvania.
03/20/2017
WHAT: State government agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to upgrade and build technology systems and databases in an attempt to make government run more efficiently and effectively. Yet, despite the money being spent, the data collected is not being used to its fullest potential, personnel costs are climbing, fraud and system abuse continues, and Pennsylvania is still years behind in its technology capabilities.
02/10/2017
WHAT: Led by Chair of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette), state legislators are traveling to Donora, Washington County, to gather testimony about the state’s drug epidemic and how it is impacting the local community. Testifiers will offer suggestions on legislative actions that could be taken to better tackle the epidemic. Several testifiers plan to discuss how data collection on drug use, blight and economic development could be used to address the growing crisis.